MuirMcNeil Design Systems is a project-based collaborative between Hamish Muir and Paul McNeil focussed on exploring parametric design systems to generate solutions to visual communication problems. Hamish Muir is a founding principal of 8vo (1985–2001) and co-editor of Octavo (1986–1992). He currently combines work as an independent graphic design consultant specialising in editorial, information and systems design with teaching at the London College of Communication. Paul McNeil is an independent graphic design consultant specialising in type, information and systems design. He is a Senior Lecturer in Postgraduate Graphic Design at the London College of Communication and Course Director, MA Contemporary Typographic Media.
ThreeSix is an experimental optical/geometric type system consisting of six typefaces in eight weights. It explores the possibilities of using systematic principles to generate geometric typeforms. To read more about the Threesix project and its design process and detail behind ThreeSix, copies of U:D/R 03 are available at Unit Editions.